Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB rained out. We’ve had a ton of rain in the Northeast. My basement is taking on as much water as the Titanic, it seems.

AA: Trenton off.

HIgh A: Tampa (58-62) lost 7-6 in 10 innings. SS Hoy Jun Park 3 hits. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR.

R. Garcia 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.09
Ort 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.  gave up 1 HR.  6.00
Zurak (L, 0-2, 4.82) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston (54-63) lost 4-3. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. Charleston got only 3 hits. Up 3-1 going into the top of the 8th, they gave up 1 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to lose the game.

Martinez 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 5 K.  2.70
Vargas 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.27
Higgins (BS, 3; L, 5-4, 2.47) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. gave up 1 HR.

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Game 118. Yanks lose to Mets 8-5. Seve struggles again. CC to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks have a problem. Should they play in the wild card game, what pitcher starts?

Before last night’s game, CC Sabathia was placed on the DL, and once and now again Yankee George Kontos was brought up from the minors for the time being (until a starter, Chance Adams? is needed to fill CC’s spot). Also, Luke Voit was sent down and Ronald Torreyes brought back up.

So there is the issue with CC.

And now the issue with Luis Severino. Severino gave up a HR to the first batter of the game, and gave up another run before getting out of the first inning. 2-0 Mets before the Yanks came to bat.

Severino is still leading the majors in wins (15) but since July 1 is 2-4 with a 7.31 ERA. He is not trending as you would like heading down the stretch.

Whether it is tipping pitches or a mechanical issue, he has to be straightened out.

The Yanks tied the game in the third when Romine singled and Gardner walked. Stanton hit into a force play but and error on the play enabled Romine to score and Stanton to reach second. Hicks singled to tie the game.

But Severino gave up a two-run HR to an old Yankees’ nemesis, Jose Bautista, in the top of the fourth that put the Mets up 4-2.

The Yanks cut it to 4-3 in the fifth when Gardner doubled and Didi singled him home.

A.J. Cole was awful. He gave up a HR to ex-Yankee Todd Frazier in the sixth, and back-to-back HRs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh. 7-3 Mets.

Miguel Andujar hit a two-run HR (18) in the bottom of the eighth for the Yanks to cut it to 7-5, but Zach Britton’s struggles continued (aided by a Gleyber Torres’ error) as the Mets got an insurance run in the top of the ninth, 8-5 Mets, the final score.

The Yanks have to get CC healthy, and get Severino and Britton on track. They also need Judge and Sanchez to get healthy, and Gleyber Torres (down to .261) to get out of his slump.

Otherwise, if they make the postseason, it could not be for long.

Meanwhile, they fall to 74-44, and 10 back of Boston. They are 3 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card seed.

Hicks 2 hits, RBI
Andujar 2-run HR

Severino (L, 15-6, 3.27) 4 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. ERA as 1.98 on July 2.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.93
Cole 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  5.58 (Wash/NYY)
Kontos 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.39 (SF/NYY)
Britton 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1 HBP.  4.70 (Balt./NYY)

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (61-56) won 6-3. LF Tyler Wade solo HR. DH Mike Ford 2 doubles. CF Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles, RBI. RF Zack Zehner HR, 2 RBI.

King (W, 1-0, 1.98) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. (A+/AA/AAA 8-5, 1.99)
J. Harvey 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.57

AA: Trenton (65-53) lost 6-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 3 hits. Double, 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 0-2, 4.63) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR (A+/AA 12-5, 3.93)
Sosebee 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.42
Wivinis 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A (A+): They got the top of the first in, Tampa didn’t score, then the game was suspended due to rain.

Low A: Charleston (54-62) lost 3-1. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Sanmartin (L, 2-5, 3.92) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K.
A. Severino 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.66
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.38

Game 117. CC and Didi spark Yanks to 7-2 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

CC Sabathia and Didi Gregorius sparked the Yankees  (74-43) to a 7-2 win Sunday afternoon. It keeps the Yanks 9 1/2 games back in the AL East  .

The Yanks got a run in the first when Stanton homered. #30 put the Yanks up, 1-0.

With the fifth, with one out, Romine singled & Gardner doubled. Hicks singled in two runs. Stanton singled Hicks to third. Andujar drove in a run on a force out, and Didi hit HR #21 to make it 6-0.

In the sixth, Voit and Walker singled and Romine’s groundout moved the runners up. Gardner singled to make it 7-0.

CC pitched six innings of one-hit, shutout ball. Win #244 of his career passed Juan Marichal on the all-time wins list.

Sonny Gray gave up 2 runs in the seventh.

The Yanks play the Mets on Monday night in a makeup game. The game will be on ESPN. Severino vs. DeGrom.

Hicks 2 hits, 2 RBI
Stanton 2 hits, solo HR.
Gregorius, 2 hits, 2-run HR, Some fine defensive plays.
Romine 2 hits,
Gardner 2 hits, RBI.

Sabathia (W, 7-4, 3.32) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Gray 1+ IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 0 K.   5.52
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K.  3.35

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-56) scored five in the top of the ninth to take a 9-8 lead, but coughed up two in the bottom of the ninth to lose 10-9. CF Mark Payton 2 hits. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Mike Ford 3 hits, RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Adams 3 1/3 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 4 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.97. Poor outing by Adams.
Tarpley 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.52
Kahnle 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.  4.01
Coshow (L, 1-3, 4.69) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (65-52) lost 9-1. 2B Brandon Wagner 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits.

Foley (L, 2-4, 3.57) 3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  2.47
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.   5.59
Diehl 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.80
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  10.80

HIgh A: Tampa (58-61) won 5-2. RF Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Isiah Gilliam 3 hits.

Abreu 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 k.  4.30
Whitlock (W, 5-3, 2.42) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K.

Low A: Charleston (54-61) lost 4-3. They were up 3-2 but gave up runs in the eighth and ninth. CF Carlos Vidal 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 3 hits.

Contreras 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.22
DeCarr 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.76
Alvarez (BS, 2; L, 0-2, 1.59) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.

Game 116. Get Miggy with it. Andujar leads Yanks to 5-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Miguel Andujar hit a 2-run HR in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and lead the Yanks to a 5-3 win over Texas Saturday afternoon.

Despite the win, the 73-43 Yanks lost a 1/2 game in the standings to Boston, dropping 9 1/2 behind Boston because Boston swept a DH from the Bad News Bears (Baltimore Orioles) on Saturday.

With one out in the first, Giancarlo Stanton got the green light on a 3-0 pitch and hit HR #29 to put the Yanks up 1-0. After an out, Miguel Andujar singled and Greg Bird doubled to make it 2-0.

Lance Lynn gave up a run in the third as Texas cut it to 2-1.

In the sixth, Bird doubled and scored on a Neil Walker single.

But in the top of the seventh, with two out, Zack Britton imploded. Single, single, and 2 straight walks made it 3-2. In came Dellin Betances who balked in the tying run before getting out of the inning.

That set the stage for Andujar’s HR (17). You wonder if he may be stealing that ROY award away from Gleyber Torres (or Ohtani).

But in the ninth, Aroldis Chapman couldn’t get the save without some drama. Walk, K, single. Pop up. HBP to load the bases. K.

Stanton 2 hits, Solo HR.
Andujar 2 hits, GW 2-run HR.
Bird 2 doubles, RBI

Lynn 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 8 K.  4.46 (Min/NYY)
Robertson (H, 16) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   3.23
Britton (H, 3) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.  4.50 (Balt/NYY)
Betances (BS, 1; W, 3-3, 2.19) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  Balk
Chapman (S, 30) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP.  2.15

The game ended in rain, just in time as it had started to pour.

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-55) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. LF Ryan McBroom solo HR (righty bat, 26, AA/AAA this year .308-14-50. Possible callup? But 27 walks, 112 strikeouts). CF Mark Payton 2 hits. 3B Gio Urshela solo HR.

Cortes 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 9 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.65
Kontos 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.33
Feyereisen (L, 6-5, 2.95) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (65-51) won 10-1. 2B Bruce Caldwell 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, solo HR. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, Grand slam. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. These were the first 5 hitters in the lineup.  11-24, 8 runs scored, 3 HR, 10 RBI.

Keller (W, 9-8, 3.64) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K
Sosebee 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.77
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.13

High A: Tampa (57-61) won 10-8. RF Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 4 for 4. 1B Ben Ruta 4 for 5, 4 RBI. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Nick Green (W, 7-5, 3.28) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Kamplain 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.75
Weissert (S, 3) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (54-60) won 6-4. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 3 RBI. RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI.

Mauricio (W, 1-1, 7.20) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Ramos (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.   3.79
C. Espinal (S, 2) 1 IP, 1 R,  2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.15